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Main Title Restoring the Willamette River : costs and impacts of water quality control /
Author Huff, E. Scott ; Klingeman, Peter C. ; Stoevener, Herbert H. ; Horton., Howard F.
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Author Title of a Work
Huff, E. Scott.
CORP Author Oregon State Univ., Corvallis. Water Resources Research Inst.;Environmental Research Lab., Athens, Ga.
Publisher Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ; Available through the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA-600-5-76-005; EPA-68-01-2671
Stock Number PB-259 907
OCLC Number 03060572
Subjects Water quality--Oregon--Willamette River ; Water quality management--Oregon--Willamette River--Costs ; Water quality management--Costs ; Water quality management--Costs--Oregon--Willamette River
Additional Subjects Water pollution control ; Sewage treatment ; Economic analysis ; Willamette River ; Flow control ; Improvement ; Construction costs ; Operating costs ; Environmental impacts ; Expenses ; Savings ; Demography ; Fishes ; Wildlife ; Tables(Data) ; Oregon ; Flow augmentation
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-5-76-005 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/16/2012
EJBD  EPA 600-5-76-005 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/30/2013
ESAD  EPA 600-5-76-005 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 12/09/2010
NTIS  PB-259 907 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xi, 163 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The means by which the water quality of the Willamette River has been upgraded over the past four decades are documented. Two strategies --point-source wastewater treatment and flow augmentation from a network of federal reservoirs--have been responsible for this improvement in water quality. The series of tactics employed in gradually reducing point-source waste discharges are documented. Coincident water quality benefits which have resulted from flow augmentation for other purposes are also discussed. The economic and energetic costs of constructing, operating, and maintaining the facilities which have significantly contributed to the improvement of water quality in the Willamette River and its tributaries over the last half century are examined. Data are presented regarding the construction and operation of municipal collection and treatment systems, industrial water pollution abatement facilities, and reservoirs. Input-output economics and a methodology for converting dollar costs to direct and total energy requirements are used to deal with construction and operational costs. Operation and maintenance expenditures are also dealt with on the basis of direct at-site requirements. Energy needs for operating water quality control facilities are about one-tenth of one percent of total basin energy utilization.
"EPA-600/5-76-005." "Contract no. 68-01-2671." Includes bibliographical references (pages 128-135).